Safaris to Amboseli
The Amboseli National Reserve is one of Kenya's premier destinations due largely to its location at the foot of Mt Kilimanjaro, close to the Tanzanian border. Large herds of elephants roam the grasslands and swamps against this striking backdrop, forming one of Africa's most iconic images. Meaning a 'place of water' in Masai, Amboseli has an endless water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro's snow melt, which form into two water springs in the reserve. However, if the rainy season is particularly dry, Amboseli changes into a dusty plain but in the early 1990s ceaseless rain changed it into a swamp. Amboseli's dust is ancient volcanic ash with salt crystals that shimmer on the surface of the parched lake bed during the dry season creating strange mirages.Read More
Here are some popular itineraries that include a visit to Amboseli
If you are planning a Amboseli holiday, have a look at some of the accommodation that we recommend. 'Our Rating' indicates how we feel each property rates according to normal Western hotel standards. 'Local Rating' indicates how the property is categorised/rated locally:
Amboseli Serena Lodge Amboseli
Enjoying a privileged position in the heart of Amboseli National Park with Mt. Kilimanjaro as its backdrop, the Amboseli Serena Lodge is a luxury accommodation option that reflects the Masai tradition with brilliant primary colours and iconic representational shapes. The rooms are housed in a single storey building with direct access to the grounds and hand-painted wall frescoes. The property features a free-form swimming pool, a central dining area and a lounge/bar with a broad terrace and open fire pit.
Kilima Safari Camp Amboseli
Set on a 420 acre site with spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Kilima Safari Camp provides excellent game viewing opportunities from the guest tents that face out onto watering pools. There's a choice of classic safari tents with a large private balcony, superior safari tents with four poster beds and a lion claw bathtub, or lodge rooms. In the spacious main building guests will find a choice of two restaurants with a warming fire place and a bar lounge with superb views over the Mara plains.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
Amboseli Tailor made suggestions
Here are some of the recent tailor made itineraries we have created for our clients which include a visit to Amboseli.